“The Times” Washington DC - “A musician of genius level”
"Le Soir" Belgium - “Staff’s Carnival of Venice received an immediate standing ovation from the Royal Court’’
James Galway...“A Samson... an enormous sound”
Students learn -"A unique method for technical mastery of the instrument, immediate success in tone production and a palette of infinite colors, for artistic expression.
Frederick Staff is a passionate, caring teacher who loves to serve. His students and families rave about him. He teaches the Bel Canto Technique with incredible results. Frederick has studied with Julius Baker, James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Geoffrey Gilbert, Harry Shub, Walfrid Kujala, and more recently, with David Shostac in Los Angeles.
Under Frederick's expert guidance, students experience, Students excel, consistently winning contests and scholarships worldwide.
Another critical element of success in working with Frederick is his expertize in selecting and providing the proper instrument to match the flutist. Currently, hundreds of different flutes are available from his inventory.
He is concert master and founder of the magnificent, Song of Angels Flute Orchestra based in Los Angeles California. This provides a natural place for his more accomplished students to perform.
Flute Classroom private lessons are affordable, rewarding and enjoyable. Before you consider any other option, give Frederick a call, new students are being accepted in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.
As with Caruso and the "Golden Age" of voice, so it is with Benvenuto Cellini, Briccialdi, and Theobold Boehm. All studied in the Bel Canto style.
In the Bel Canto Flute Classroom, you will learn to spin the superb flute line that projects easily over a full orchestra...
"Frederick has helped me greatly with my dynamic range, my use of tone colors as well as my embouchure." Caroline Reilly
"I play more from the heart since I started lessons with Frederick. He focuses on the bigger picture - The overall effect the music has on the listener and the smaller details fall into place naturally.
Frederick has helped me greatly with my dynamic range, my use of tone colors as well as my embouchure.
I have always struggled with getting a brighter sound that projects more, but with Frederick's guidance and teaching, I'm playing the flute the way I've always wanted to, and I sound more and more refined each day!"
Caroline Reilly Los Angeles California; Soloist Palisades Symphony Orchestra, SMC Symphony Orchestra, Sub.3rd. Flute/Piccolo American Youth Symphony, Glenn Katz Memorial Scholarship winner. Culver City Symphony Sub.,2nd flute. Culver City Chamber Orchestra 2nd flute. Boston Conservatory High School 1st flute and Caroline also played 1st flute with Santa Monica High School at Carnegie Hall.
"Meeting Frederick Staff several years ago I was amazed at his command of varied flute tone colors, and huge volume range from fortissimo to pianissimo." more... Paulie Davis, Los Angeles California
Frederick Staff David Shostac Maria Ramey
Among Frederick’s students are musicians who have won the YMF National Debut Concerto Competition, the Los Angeles Young Musicians Foundation’s Young Artist Scholarship award, and the Disney award. They have played first in the All-Southern California Orchestra, the World Youth Symphony and the All American Orchestra.
His students have also played in the student orchestras at Aspen Music Festival & School, Chautauqua Institution ad Tanglewood Institute. Frederick has had students go on to study at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Julliard School in New York City.
The Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra is a Los Angeles based professional flute choir dedicated to bringing joy and comfort to others through beautiful music. In addition to performing romantic flute choir classics, this flute orchestra concentrates much of its attention on taking well-known orchestral works and re-arranging them for flute orchestra, both for performance and publication. Another particularly unique feature of this flute choir is its full use of the lowest members of the flute family - the contrabass, sub/f-bass and double contrabass flutes. This flute choir has among it's members one of only four double contrabass flutes in the world!